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Habitat for Humanity "Women Build"

Lawton's Habitat for Humanity announced another project in a groundbreaking on Thursday.  This time, it's a Women's Build and the women are about to be hard at work!  Habitat for Humanity has several projects year round to make more people proud homeowners.  The organization builds good, affordable homes for people who ordinarily wouldn't be able to afford them.

The event was kicked off with Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins, Mayor John Purcell and lots of Red Coats were on hand with gold shovels.  It's the second Women Build in Lawton.  About 60 people showed up to support this new project and they were ready to go.  They said if the weather continues to work in their favor, then they should be able to pour the slab next week, and in the weeks following, it should begin to look like a real home. 

Frank Oheltoint is with Habitat for Humanity and he says people in southwest Oklahoma are ready and excited for their second Women's Build.  "I will say that there's no such word as can't and I'm excited any women can come out here we would love to show you bring your muscle, time and energy and we will show you how to put up a house," he said.

Miriam Hernandez was last years recipient of a new home from Habitat and she says it has changed her life.  "I feel very blessed to be a homeowner as a single parent.  It tends to be harder you're inexperienced you don't really know were to start were to begin," she said.  The thought of meeting realtors seemed intimidating.  Hernandez was involved with the building of her home and she calls Habitat for Humanity her blessing.  Needless to say, Miriam is 100% satisfied.

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